Meet the Upper Elementary Teachers

Emily Connery
214-324-5580 ext. 516

Emily Connery has been a Montessori educator since 2007. She graduated with a degree from St. John's College before getting her AMS certifications for ages 3-12. Mrs. Connery is also a certified positive discipline educator. Her husband Scott is also a Montessori teacher and their daughter Penny attends WRM as well. Mrs. Connery enjoys reading, new technology, mathematics, and developing curriculum.

Jane Brass
214-324-5580 ext. 520

Jane Brass began teaching in 1996 and has been an Upper Elementary teacher at WRM since 2006. She earned both a BA in Art History and a MEd in Elementary Education from Texas Christian University. Ms. Brass  holds AMS certifications in both Lower and Upper Elementary. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching old movies and playing games with her family. Her husband Neil and oldest daughter Zoe are WRM graduates. Her youngest daughter Eve currently attends WRM. Ms. Brass lives in Richardson with her family.

Laura Coyle
214-324-5580 ext. 522

Laura joined White Rock Montessori in 2016 in Upper Elementary. She is trained in AMI Primary and is working on her Montessori Elementary training. Laura assisted in both Upper Elementary and in Primary at the Alcuin School. She holds a BS in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Laura is a Master Gardener. Her daughter Ella attends Stanford University.

Regina Swerts

Regina Swerts is a native Texan who graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelors and Masters in History.  She then moved to Belgium for eight years with her husband Koen where she taught for the Department of Defense.  In 2005, they moved to Ohio with their two small boys, Matthew and Andrew, and started their Montessori journey.  She is certified with the American Montessori Society for both Upper and Lower Elementary and has been teaching Upper Elementary since 2009.  Mrs. Swerts enjoys spending time with her family, reading, taking walks, and traveling back to Belgium to visit her husband’s family.